Stelis riozunagensis Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Type Drawing Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rio Zunag Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a large, loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, congested, distichous, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] including the very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with inflated, oblique, acute, more or less imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide; ;